Police cited a Delaware man with stashing a compact cattle prod in his carry-on luggage at BWI.
Checkpoint officers at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport discovered the prod in the carry-on luggage of a passenger bound for Albany, N.Y., Tuesday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The passenger surrendered the weapon, TSA spokesman Kawika Riley said.
Maryland Transportation Authority police cited 61-year-old Richard Perrucci, of Milton, Del., with carrying an unauthorized weapon prohibited in the airport.
Perrucci was allowed to board his flight, Sgt. Kirk Perez said.
It's not unusual to find weapons in passengers' carry-on luggage, Perez said.